Posts Tagged ‘Charter schools’

Miss. charter board OKs 1 school, rejects second

by Published: December 5,2014

Tags: Business, Charter schools, education, Mississippi, NEWS

JACKSON — Mississippi will get its second charter school. The state’s Charter School Advisory Board voted Friday to approve an application by Midtown Partners, a Jackson community group that plans to open a middle school serving up to 220 students in grades 5-8. The board lauded the school’s plan to model operations on a successful […] [...]

BOOK BIZ: A look at New Orleans charter schools

Anyone interested in the effort to establish charter schools in Mississippi, may want to read this book written by veteran education reporter Sarah Carr about the charter schools in New Orleans. Rather than take a broad look at the whole system, she offers a look at three specific schools in the aftermath of the re-organization […] [...]

Keeping Our Eye On: Erika Berry

Name: Erika Berry Age: 27 Position: Advocacy Coordinator Company: Mississippi Coalition for Public Charter Schools Talk to Erika Berry for long and the conversation will wind its way around to education policy. “As technology continues to advance and our marketplace becomes more global, public education is going to have to innovate so that every student […] [...]

Senate passes charter school bill, Bryant will sign

After two years of struggle, a bill to make it easier to create charter schools is on its way to Gov. Phil Bryant. The State Senate voted 34-18 Wednesday to approve House Bill 369, which widens legal authority for charter schools. Senate Education Committee Chairman Gray Tollison, an Oxford Republican, says he had hoped to […] [...]

Rachel Canter on doing the right thing

Rachel Canter is executive director of Mississippi First. A Starkville native, she has a B.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a M.P.P. from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Q —How did Mississippi First get its start? A —In 2002, Sanford Johnson, my co-founder, and I each had summer internships in Jackson. We would […] [...]

Superintendents association backs HB 890 legislation

The Mississippi Association of School Superintendents has issued the following statement regarding reading and math standards legislation being debated at the State Capitol in Jackson: “The Mississippi Association of School Superintendents recognizes that Gov. Bryant has a sincere interest in improving the reading and math skills of the students in public education in Mississippi. Through […] [...]

Read January 11 issue of MBJ

>> BIG IDEAS Innovate Mississippi to encounter “real-world” market tests at Startup Weekend— by Ted Carter Also in this week’s paper: >> ENERGY No land deal stalls Winston County refinery plans— by Clay Chandler >> REAL ESTATE New name, new developer push Starkville development forward— by Clay Chandler >> APPROPRIATIONS Ethics commission chief expects agency […] [...]

December 7, 2012- Chuck McIntosh

by Published: December 7,2012

Tags: Charter schools, Chuck McIntosh, Mayan calendar

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OPINION: Here’s to taking Teacher Appreciation Week seriously

Teacher Appreciation Week has just concluded, and I will admit that the ads and short features broadcast during the week had their intended effect on me. The week began with the news that corporate profits for the previous quarter had set an all time record. Naturally, in the context of today’s economic and political environment, […] [...]

Mississippi House asks charter-school talks with Senate

JACKSON — Mississippi House leaders are seeking changes in a proposed charter school bill, but Senate leaders appear unlikely to agree to measures that might win over House opponents. House Bill 1152, which was amended by the Senate to create an alternative system of public schools in Mississippi, had been stalled by opposition in the […] [...]

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